Bachelor Degree required for a job, why?
Bachelor’s Degree Required.
Why is this an important requirement for employers?
I have been in the Information Technology field for 31 years and have extensive experience with Microsoft, Linux, Cisco networks, Solaris, Unix, and practically every application put out by Microsoft other than programming or development.
. Instead of attending college, (one because I could not afford it), I chose to serve in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years. Received numerous Meritorious Masts, was a high shooter for my platoon at Parris Island Boot Camp that was featured in Leatherneck Magazine that year.
I met new people from another country, saw how they lived, ate their food, and experienced their lifestyle for over a year.
As a Veteran with all of my IT experience, I am perplexed at the fact that an employer feels a Degree of some kind is preferred over real-life experiences.
What will it provide over years of experience?
I graduated High School, can read and write fairly eloquently, can converse with others easily, can perform research when it is required and I always complete my work with excellent documentation.
I have spoken to many individuals that did go to college and most say it’s just one big party.
So, unless you have an Information Systems degree, I cannot see why a degree is required for employment if the degree has absolutely nothing to do with IT. Please enlighten me.